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Sep 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
congress whacks the power under the commerce power or necessary and proper power to impose a mandate to purchase insurance. of course it says the statute was valid under the taxing power but only did that by read characterizing the statute as not a mandate to purchase insurance but as a tax on the status of not having insurance so construed they upheld it as a valid exercise of taxing power. it is worth recognizing that that is a different statute from the statute congress passed and it has different practical effects. most law-abiding citizens if told there is a constitutionally valid mandate to purchase insurance will purchase insurance. i think most people if told that they have to pay a tax if they don't purchase insurance will want to know how much is the tax and how much does the insurance cost and they will make a rational decision whether to purchase health insurance and some people will purchase insurance and some people will choose to pay the tax. the practical consequence i believe is that the number of individuals who will remain uninsured will be higher under a regime th
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2012 8:00pm EDT
of commerce along with heads of other departments and agencies to produce a report on enhancing the competitiveness of the united states and attracting foreign direct investment and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the the gentlewoman from california, mrs. bono mack, and the gentleman from georgia, mr. barrow, each will control 20 minutes. mrs. bono: -- mrs. bono mack: i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mrs. bono mack: i rise today in strong support of h.r. 5910, the global investment in american jobs act of 2012. this legislation directs the department of commerce, in coordination with the heads of other relative federal departments, to produce an interagency report on enhancing the competitiveness of the united states in enhancing foreign direct investments. this is a common sense, bipartisan approach to creating new jobs in america. i'd like to thank my colleagues, mr. told, mr. peters, m
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2012 8:00pm EDT
under the commerce power, whether it is justified under the necessary and proper power of the constitution, and whether or not it can be justified under the taxing power. it's worth focusing on the fact these are three issues and they needed to prevail on one. these are three separate issues where y they had the tower pass the statute. and so -- if you think back to the statement there was only a 1% chance of prevailing, part of the challenge for those attacking the statute was they really did have to run the table on the arguments. and to make matters even more difficult, i think it was conventional wisdom and a part of conventional wisdom that didn't turn out to be wrong, there were four votes on the court ready to uphold the law on any one of these grounds. and so what that meant in practical terms is that in order to prevail, the challengers really needed to run the table and on the three issues get 15 out of 15 available votes. now the god news is that the challengers managed quite remarkable feet of getting 14 out of 15 votes. [laughter] bad news, of course, the 1
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
of the decisions of the hughes court -- whether congress has exceeded its power to regulate interstate commerce. so whether it could be regulations that went across state lines, very broad regulations. well, that will be one of the arguments in the health care bill that comes up for argument next month. the question is whether congress has exceeded his authority under the commerce clause. most of the cuts towards congress, that is, i think most of the president, certainly in the late 1930s, some of which chief justice hughes wrote, he gave congress more leeway to regulate interstate commerce. that became pretty much the modern commerce clause doctrine for the next six years. but we don't know about the score. this is a very polarized court and presidents goes the other way. also. this will be very interesting to see that. to see what happens. thank you very much. [applause] [applause] >> your government and mine and it can be what these governments wanted to be. sometimes we talk about the u.n. as though it is a distance by doing that, we get the governments involved that are actually responsible i
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
is a member of the house energy & commerce. we will about energy issues, the 112th congress, and upcoming elections. it is friday morning, september 21. tomorrow is the first official day of fall. we're back in a moment. >> all this weekend, "book tv's" live coverage from the national mall with two days of interviews and presentations. and your phone calls, e-mails, and tweets starting saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. eastern and sunday at noon, live on c- span2. >> we have to crack down on china went they cheat. they manipulate their currency. [applause] they still patents and designs. they have counterfeit goods. and i know the want to be a responsible partner in the world of trade and commerce. they are going to have to understand, they cannot take away jobs on an unfair basis. >> he made money investing in companies that uprooted from here and went to china. pioneers. ohio, you cannot stand up to china. when all you have done is send them our jobs. >> watch and engage with c-span as the campaigns move towards the november elections. international issues and foreign policy will be the fo
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2012 8:00pm EDT
and republican george allen, hosted by the fairfax county chamber of commerce. i am a moderator of today's event. i want to cover the rules of today's event. it will last one hour and will begin with opening statements, and then the panelists and i will pose questions. those questions are determined by the panelists, by us. they have not been reviewed by the fairfax chamber. each candidate will have one minute, 30 seconds to respond, and there will be an additional one-minute rebuttal. i reserve the right to be able to follow up with some questions as i see fit as the moderator. we will end with a two-minute closing statement from each candidate. there is a clock in front of each candidate noting the time. we have the northern virginia no bureau chief -- the northern virginia wrote -- northern virginia bureau chief with us, and there is a man who joined "the washington post" after being with another organization. and a man that attended virginia commonwealth university is with us. let's begin by hearing the candidates and their opening statements. the order was determined by a coin toss earlier
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2012 8:00pm EDT
east, probably saved two million people from starvation, and was a very energetic secretary of commerce under harding and coolidge after this election. but in terms of personality, dower, pragmatic. you listen to -- one of the reasons why i think franklin roosevelt comes across like gangbusters, is impression with the fireside chats is the act he is following. after herbert hoover, anybody could have sounded good. >> host: moving on to be 1948. harry truman's improbable victory, published last year. you write: victory has a thousand fathers. defeat, in 1946, had one. harry truman. if he appeared ineffectual before election day that year he seemed outright repulsive after that. democrats faulted him and not the effect of 16 years of their rule for their debacle. they wanted him out and wanted him out now. >> guest: yes, they did. he was not -- we saw in this last presidential round of primaries, with the'mans, where everybody was saying i'm the next reagan, this guy -- no. there's not another reagan. and there wasn't another franklin roosevelt, and harry truman sure as hell to use his s
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2012 8:30am EDT
, transnational crime and terrorism, enhancing commerce between nations and dealing with climate change. it requires courage and leadership to take the first step to a mutual understanding. i've been particularly impressed recently with juan manuel santos, the president of colombia, as he reaches out to two of his neighbors to restore diplomatic relations. .. against the people of cuba and that we display no interest in furthering or improving diplomatic relations. all us should continue to press the cuban government but the embargo undermines any credibility that my country has in calling for improvements in cuba. and i fear our democracy-aid program is aimed at regime change and does not promote democracy. unfortunately, the program is used by some in cuba to justify cuban-american gross who i know might believe to be innocent and keep him in prison. a more sincere diagnose should be held with -- the main reason that united states keeps cuba on the list is that because the et a have officers in cuba, but when i was last in havana, the columbian and the spanish told me that having them
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
will instead create 7 million jobs. let me talk about obama care. the chamber of commerce surveyed 13 of its members and found that 3/4 of them said they are less likely to hire people because of "obamacare." i know we need health care reform but obama care is the wrong way to go about it. that will replace consumer choice with government choice and will cause health insurance premiums to skyrocket. it is already depressing job creation. i will repeal "obamacare" and replace it. with reforms that increased choice, slowed down the runaway growth of insurance costs, and opened the doors to more new jobs. [applause] if we do those five things,if we take advantage of our energy resources at home and we fix our schools and open more trade and we cut the deficit and we truly champion small business, our economy will come roaring back. we can do better than this lackluster economy. we can create 12 million jobs and rising take-home pay. my confidence comes from the entrepreneurs i met across the country. we're in a room full of them right here. in 1988, a person founded a spanish-language weekly, a
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
to the commerce clause, the individual mandate and began litigation and filed from the government. and to the supreme court, after the decision in june this year i filed a motion to lift the stage to the eastern district of federal courts asking judge white to consider an amendment to the complaint and the original challenge about constitutionality of the law this is about implementation of the law. this addresses the concerns about the irs will adopt on the eighteenth specifically and the affordable care act's implementation since the employer mandate accessibility penalty under the law and our lawsuit is about that rule and the inconsistency with the statute and seeking to hold the federal government accountable since it relates to implementing that portion of the law. >> what about that part of the law? is it unconstitutional or illegal? what are you arguing? >> specifics include under the aca if a state does not adopt the health care exchange then the tax credits issued to the state consequently the employer mandate penalty does not accrue either. the irs on may 18th this year
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
to the commerce clause, individual mandate. we began the litigation and motions were filed by the government. and in oklahoma, when the case was taken up by the supreme court. as of the decision in june, i filed a motion to lift the stay in oklahoma, the eastern district, asking judge white to consider an amendment. as you know, the original challenge was about constitutionality of the cadets. this is about implementation. this addresses the concerns about the irs a world that was adopted may 18 specifically, and the affordable care act's the implementation, if you will, of the employer mandate, the penalty under the law dealing with large employers. it is about that role an inconsistency with the language, the statute, and seeking to hold the pro-government accountable as it relates to implementing that particular portion of the law. host: what about that part of the law? is it unconstitutional or illegal? guest: the specifics include cross that under the aca, a state does not adopt a state health care exchange, then the subsidies, the tax credit, did not issue to the state and consequently
CSPAN
Sep 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
for the convention. then the chamber of commerce of charlotte and the involvement of local business owners in the dnc. ♪ host: well, the democratic national convention kicks off today at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. first lady, michelle obama, and the mayor of san antonio are two of the featured speakers at the time warner cable a real not in an uptown charlotte. 400 alternates and 5900 delegates will be at the convention. 50% of the democratic delegates are women. here is the front page of "of the charlotte observer" this morning. -- first page -- front page of "the charlotte observer" this morning. the convention kicks off in at 5:00 p.m. we will go over the schedule in just a few minutes. "voters in the second term undeserved, country is worse off." a belief that president obama does not deserve election according to a new poll. voters say that the nation is in worse condition now than it was in 2008. they say that obama does not deserve reelection. that is the top line of this poll. that seems to be a constant theme in this morning's papers. are you better off? that is the question this morning for
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2012 12:00pm EDT
chamber of commerce in los angeles. tomorrow he is in new york city. wednesday he travels to florida. you can follow the road to the white house on the c-span networks. this group is organized by the hart research associates. responding to what the undecided have to say. that is at 8:30 eastern, here on c-span. again, mitt romney speaking live to supporters in los angeles. that starts at 3:15 eastern. we will have it for you here on c-span. until then, a look at school nutrition programs in u.s.. host: every monday on "washington journal," we take a look at your money. taxpayer dollars and what programs they're going towards. today, looking at the federal school lunch program. our guest is jessica donze black, the kid's safe and healthy food director project for pew health and group. the national school lunch program in 2011 cost $11 billion. at lunch is served, 32 million per day. what is the school lunch program? guest: it is a federally funded program that makes lunches available to students all of the country on a daily basis. and actually started in the 1940's so it's been around a v
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, if you're not aware of what their authorities are, they're responsible for protecting us and our e-commerce and all things that go along with e-commerce and so if your company, if linkedin, yahoo!, pick the breach, had a data policy that they were this protecting these things and most of these fall under the laws of the states currently of the data breach acts of 47 of the u.s. states and territories, then they have to protect it. and so the ftc recently prosecuted windham hotels for the breach that they had for losing your credit cards and your identitis. google just settled a lawsuit with the ftc, and many others. so ftc is coming and starting to use their authorities to protect e-commerce and us and our privacy, our data and, that, so that lever exists. if they, i think you're going to start to see industry change the way that they're going about handling our data in the future. >> do you think there's a place for private right of action, i mean, or ftc enough? >> there are class-action suits. the most recent breach, i think e harm any, there is a -- eharmony, there is class-action suit
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
its campaign to california today to speak? the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce. the anti-muslim video sparking debate in this country and others about whether government can or should control internet content. we want to get your take on that question this morning. the white house asked google to review its policy on the video. some calling it an unusual step and perhaps unprecedented from the u.s. government. what are your thoughts on best? -- on this? tweet. a or contact us on facebook. or e-mail us. here is the front page of the business section of the new york times this morning. a similar article was also in the washington post on sunday -- excuse me, on friday. harold is a democrat in ohio. should the government be controlling content on the web? caller: i don't think so. the religion -- i don't think they know what kind of world it is today in some of these countries. y fly off the handle for no reason. host: not the propaganda can be found on google.com -- now to an independent in north carolina. should the government be controlling certain content on the web. gil
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
the unemployment rate. the commerce department says that the bans for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped in august by 13.2%, the biggest drop since january 2009, when the country was in recession. the drop was due to fewer aircraft orders. as for the overall economy, the commerce department says it grew at an annual rate of 1.3% in the spring, down from its previous estimate of 1.7% growth. the revision reflecting the government's lowering its estimate of crop production by $12 billion. half of the downward revision to growth came from declines in farm inventories, but other areas were weaker as well, including a slower consumer spending and less growth and exports. the 1.3% growth in the spring follows a sluggish 2% growth rate in the first quarter. rates too slow to lower unemployment. those are the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> september 11, 2001, was a day that changed my life forever. i will go through powerpoint presentation that will outline the historical account of the attack as things transpired that day. it gets pretty intense. a lot of things happen quickly. i will do
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 1:00pm EDT
the constitutionality of the law in its totality as a related to the commerce clause and the individual mandate. we began that litigation and motions were filed by the government and then the case was taken to the supreme court. after the decision, i filed a motion to lift the stay in oklahoma asking the judge to consider an amendment to our complaint. as you know, the original challenge about the constitutionality of the law, this is about implementation. this addresses the concerns about the irs ruled that was adopted on may 18 and the affordable care act's implementation of the employer mandate, the penalty that is known under the law dealing with large employers. our lawsuit is about that r ule and is seeking to hold government accountable as it relates to implementing that portion of the a lot. host: what about that part of the law is unconstitutional? what are you arguing? guest: the specifics include that under the aca, if a state is not the bar -- adopt an exchange, the tax credits do not issue to that state and the employer mandate penalty does not accrue, either. the irs disregarded that
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2012 10:00am EDT
leaders at the u.s. chamber of commerce national convention in los angeles. we are planning coverage of his remarks that we will have later today. tomorrow he travels to new york city. wednesday, florida. follow the road to the white house on the c-span networks. tonight at 7:00 we'll hear what the voters in one of the key election states, virginia, think about the two candidates. the focus group is made up of undecided voters. it is organized by hart,. following that discussion at 8:30 we will speak with political reporters to get their thoughts on what virginia voters had to say. >> the boston globe posted a discussion thursday with reporters and analysts looking ahead to the final two months of the presidential campaign. alice addressed the president's health care plan, voter id laws, and if you vote. this is an hour and 15 minutes. -- they addressed to the president's health-care plan, also. >> it was fun. we had been talking a lot of trash. >> for those of you and in the boston globe outreach program, who may have never been in our beautiful building, i incurred to consider beco
CSPAN
Sep 3, 2012 12:00am EDT
for communications and commerce and so for us, it is a tool but it is an important tool. we use it for communications, we have 288 facebook pages with 13 million friends, almost 200 official twitter accounts with a couple million followers. we're using it for communications. of greater consequence in my opinion is part of what we're looking at are some tough traditional foreign-policy challenges and the about how we can apply to our strengths the ability and to renovate and how we can apply those to a given for an apology challenge. >> more about the use of technology in u.s. foreign policy monday night at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. >> watch gavel-to-gavel coverage democratic national convention. every minute, every speech live here. next speeches from past conventions including hillary clinton in 1996 and robert kennedy in 1964, and ann richards 1988 keynote speech. hillary rodham clinton spoke at the 1996 democratic convention. the first city published her best-selling book. this is the year she testified in front of a grand jury about her investment in and involvement with the whitewater develo
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, making certain that our infrastructure is strong and able to move our situation of a comeback, commerce requires the shipping of freight. it needs the infrastructure, our communities require that our investment in infrastructure otherwise they go it the way of a property tax or less progressive tax structure. so we know what needs to be done and the denial here by the do-nothing republican congress is not acceptable. it's painful. it's immoral. it's insensitive, it's un-american. to put partisanship ahead of partnership is unacceptable. we know that the american spirit requires better than that. and so we need to respond to america's working families. we need to respond to the hope that ought to be delivered to the doorstep of families across this great nation. our history is replete with investment, investment to take us to new ages, new elements of success, new impacts on the world scene. you know, earlier i had spoken of the mill towns that became epicenters of invention. it was their product delivery coming out of the mill towns, coming out of those 24-hour- a-day operations, not in
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2012 2:00pm EDT
-- in the world of trade and commerce. they have to understand it cannot take away jobs on an unfair basis. >> he and the seven countries -- companies that operated here and went to china. pioneers. you cannot stand up to china when all you have done is sent them our jobs. >> watch and engage was seized and as the campaign -- with c- span as the campaign's move toward the elections. the first debate will take place on wednesday, october 3. audience members will get their chance to ask questions in a town hall debate on tuesday, october 16. the final debate on foreign policy will take place november 2. follow our coverage on c-span, c-span radio, and online at c- span.org. >> i think there are a lot of anti-obama books out there. there are a number of books critical and defending the president. i do not want to be either one of those books. i want to describe an answer what i thought was the most important and interesting questions. look at barack obama, -- barack obama as a character. he is a fish out of water. he has very little executive experience. his entire life is that the law professor's
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
satellite corp. 2012] >> scrapping appear with the chamber of commerce as they complete their briefing here today. congress returns from their august break this afternoon. the house will gavel in at 2 eastern. members will debate setting federal spending for the next budget year as well as extending federal surveillance. in the house why here starting at 2:00 p.m. eastern. the senate will vote on a judicial nomination for iowa. later this week, debate on a veterans' jobs bill. the house is live here on c-span and the senate is on the c- span2. c-span3 will be live with a discussion of defense policy, the brookings institute hosting a conference on the differences between president obama and it romney. that's live at 1:00 eastern on our companion network, c-span3. at 3:30, c-span3 will go back to the king's institute for a discussion on national security and terrorism. there highlighting 12 major issues facing the next president. that starts at 3:30 eastern on c-span 3. >> vice-president joe biden continued his swing. ohio last weekend. he spoke yesterday at a rally in portsmouth. ♪ ♪ >>
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
this terrorists attacked the symbols of american strength. our economy and our commerce. our military might, and our democracy. and took the lives of citizens from more than 90 countrys. it was the worst terrorist attack on america in our history. today people gather, across the united states, around the world, to remember the tragic events of 9/11. some take part in ceremonies like this. others spend time in quiet reflection and prayer, and all of us take a moment to remember again where we were at that fateful moment. here together as one family, we pause to honor and to pray, and to remember 184 lives lost at the pentagon. more than 2700 killed in lower manhattan, and the 40 who perished in that field in pennsylvania on flight 93. these victims, families, remember those who are lost as mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. the family members here today know that the entire nation, the entire nation joins you in mourning the loss of your loved ones. we are honored by your presence and just as your loved once are heroes forever, so are all of you. today we also rec
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
at home, the commerce department will release figures on july's international trade. analysts are looking for the nation's trade gap to widen to about $44 billion. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> watch and in gage with c- span, as our campaign coverage continues toward election day and the candidate prepared to face off in 390-minute october debates. domestic policy is the first focus. tuesday, the 16, the candidates will take audience questions in a town hall meeting from hofstra university. the final debate, monday the 22nd, questions will ship to foreign policy from lynn university in florida. and what the vice presidential debates from center college on october 11. we will also cover key house and senate races, looking at the control of congress. paul our coverage on c-span, c- span radio, and online at c- span.org. host: a live shot of the white house, the white house staff out there. the president and first lady michelle obama will be coming out for a moment of silence this morning around 8:45, when the first tower was struck 11 years ago, as we look back
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2012 7:00am EDT
for joining us. we'll be right back after this news update from c-span radio. >> the commerce department says the construction of new homes and apartments rose just over 2% to 750,000 last month. even with those gains come at the rate of construction still remains about half the pace considered healthy. mitt romney's words from a closed-door fund-raiser is now appearing in a tv ad in support of president obama. teh ad shows clips -- the ad 47% oflps thips that americans are victims. it closes with the narrator st. mr. romney whenever convince middle class voters that he is on their side. it will run in colorado, ohio, virginia, and wisconsin. an update on the video of mitt romney. it was released yesterday by " mother jones" magazine. the video is missing one to two minutes at the most import part. there are questions raised about whether "mother jones" had revealed the full video. "something is missing. his 47% answer was cut off before completion." he obtained the following comment saying, "the recording device in and firmly turned off ." one to two minutes was missed. a key portion of the
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
been more frequently. anybody engaged in trying to do harm to the united states or world commerce sees it as an opportunity. they can remain anonymous for some time. that is probably why anonymous has chosen the name. you are not completely anonymous as some -- they are not completely anonymous, but there are some areas where these groups have leverage and can exercise leverage over the world economy and critical infrastructure. host: ron, independent line. caller: i keep hearing comments about cyber attacks and terrorist attacks. i think my government has done more terrorism around the planet than any other government. i hear these things trying to keep the populace scared and terrified. we have another pentagon died trying to prop up the military industrial complex, is what i feel. guest: i do not work for defense contractors. i am independent. i have my own business. i did serve in the military for 26 years. i can tell you from personal experience and historical experience that the united states does not engage in terrorism. in terms of the actual threats, these threats are not ofte
CSPAN
Sep 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
of chamber of commerce thing, probably. when i moved to charlotte in 1990, it was not a very appetizing downtown. that is to say there wasn't a lot to do, it was kind of closed up at 5:00. now it's really quite different. i mean, a lot of people live downtown, we have great restaurants, we have opened recently some great museums, and i think people will be agreesd -- will be impressed by up town now. it probably earns the name. but it's a way to -- it's on a hill, i believe. maybe that's part of it. host: and mayor anthony fox will be a guest on this program attorney, the youngest mayor of charlotte, the population of charlotte in 2012, about 750,000. 32 percent increase in population over the past 10 years or so. the front page of your newspaper this morning, tim funk, more parade than protest. were you out at the protest yesterday? guest: i was a little bit. i saw -- there were probably more police than protestors, to be honest with you. i saw little ate before it and there was a lot of antiwar protestors and antibank of america protestors, but they seemed to be enjoying themselves to
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
interest in commerce, freedom of navigation and it's just good for the united states to get back in the pacific and we are going to be a part of it. >> let me ask you a couple of follow-up questions and then open up to the audience. you mentioned mega cities and work going on here about long range trends that shows that the urbanization trends that we have seen to date are going to accelerate, 60% of the world's population by 2030 and so it seems like the marines are particularly useful in urban warfare settings. what i'm seeing in these trends, future of the world is going to be in cities, for good, ill or other. how do you sort of -- paying attention on the long range trends and getting marines ready for urban warfare and paying attention to the training priorities i'm sure you are focused on. >> if you look at the population growth and we talked about the 15 to 20 mega cities, over 75% of the world's largest cities are within about 62 miles of the coastline. if you map that around the world, all around europe and asia to include our country and europe, you would see the bulk o
CSPAN
Sep 20, 2012 1:00am EDT
to be a responsible partner in a row of trade and commerce and have to understand they cannot take away jobs. >> he made money investing in companies that operated from here and went to china. pioneers. you cannot stand up to china. when all you have done is give them our jobs. >> watch and engage with c-span. as the campaign moves towards november. the first debate on domestic issues will take place october 3. audience members will get their chance to ask questions in a town hall debate on tuesday october 16. any final debate on the 22nd. wash the single vice- presidential debate on october 11. but our coverage on c-span, and online at c-span.org. the nominee to be u.s. ambassador to iraq -- as anti- american protests continue in the arab world. stephen beecroft has been serving since july 2011. this is one hour 15 minutes. >> thank you all. i apologize to everyone that we are running a little late. even though it appears there is a lot going on. i am sorry for the competing process. i want to thank everyone for coming. i am very, very pleased to welcome stephen beecroft, who is a career foreign s
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2012 12:20am EDT
jefferson's quotation for inspiration. peace, converse -- commerce, -- america should stop acting as the world's policeman. i do believe in a strong national defense, but the optimum board is defense, not offense. we do not have the money to continue the wars. our money could be more wisely spent here at home. >> todd akin. >> it is important to have a foreign policy to start with. you have to have some basic principles, the guidelines. that needs to an acute -- including iraq, afghanistan, a whole lot of other countries as well. the problem is we have not had that. what it seems like the vacillating policies we have almost punished our friends and helped our enemies. we decided to turn our backs on two of our allies, the czech republic and poland. we had plans to build missile defense. we gave that is a concession to russia. how much has russia helped us with iran? how much has russia helped us with the situation in afghanistan? giving special attention to chavez and turning our back on netanyahu when he wanted to meet with the president, the sending of mixed signals is very dest
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 10:00am EDT
of commerce and with the department of interior, working with the department of energy. central bank of iraq. the total well over $40 million. he has received a superior honor award. and an extra mile award during his years of service at the state department. is received a certificate of achievement for most significant impact on the intelligence community from the defense intelligence agency. a native of new jersey. the most important point of his entire biography is that he is a graduate of the george washington university. school international affairs. [applause] and he did his master's studies at boston university. i have given you a rather extensive biography. these are certainly three people that are well known and outstanding experts in their field. at this time, i will turn it over to dr. >> thank you. i think the ambassador gave us a rather interesting assignment here. we probably need about five days to review this. but it will be quite interesting. perhaps more generally, we can give a general view -- what i view the problems in the gulf today. and i might set up the situation for
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Sep 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
chamber of commerce, the university of washington african studies program and at the of public affairs in seattle university's asian studies and global african studies program. as we do with all of our bands to reach a larger audience and the one here tonight, we are going to be tweeting this event. the hash tag will be moyo whack, so if you're on twitter, follow, join, ask questions, engage. we believe dialogue and discussion are critical to developing the world and i invite you to participate in the conversation. we will do an open q&a for tonight's events in a volunteers passing around a wireless microphone. we do also have no cars available if you prefer to write down your question and pass it to a volunteer to ask for you. moderating tonight's q&a will be dr. anand yang can access of international studies and history at university of washington. june 2002 and 2010, he was director of the henry and jackson school of international studies. prior to joining university of washington, he taught at the university of utah where he was chair of the history department and subsequently dire
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2012 8:30am EDT
, for at the time constitutional reasons. at that point they didn't realize that the commerce clause of the constitution was not very relevant, they still worried about that, and that's why the program was designed that way, and that's one of the reasons it's so difficult to get states to often cooperate with the federal government. as has been alluded to, there was a gao study that found, um n fiscal year 2009 nine different federal agencies spent $18 billion to administer 47 different training programs. um, the report points out that almost all federal employment training programs including those with broader missions such as multipurpose block grants overlapped with at least one other program and that they provided similar services to similar populations. so there's just simply a lot of duplicative services being provided, and often times not provided in a very coherent fashion at least, um, from my standpoint as someone -- and i should make clear, there are a lot of people in this room that have worked actively in the department of labor. i'm not one of them, so i defer to them.
CSPAN
Sep 6, 2012 9:00am EDT
foreign ministry, for example, or look at the economic report of the departments of commerce or finance in brazil and south america. it's astonishing the universe and the reach of it that we have available to us very easily these days, but it takes a more vigilant and aggressive role on the part of us who are the consumers of that news. >> host: arline e-mails in from pennsylvania. wanted to thank you for the piece you did during the olympics on the people of british, columbia, and assistance during 9/11. it was very moving and taught us all that we need to care for each other. >> guest: it was tender, newfoundland. i was in british columbia when i did. gander is a place for some people of a certain age will remember where used to stop on your way to europe for refilling. especially if you're flying from the west coast. it was billed as a long range bomber base for refilling during world war ii, and then was a trans-atlantic jets of come a kind of went into a different gear. it sits up there on the edge of the atlantic ocean. i've been in and out of there because i'm a fisherman and the
CSPAN
Sep 1, 2012 10:00am EDT
on the energy commerce committee, so i agree. i can see how energy regulation can be hurtful to job creation. there is no question we need to deregulate. do we keep the american people safe? of course we want to do that. but how do we battle this in a way that grows the economy? that can be done. the administration over the last four years has tried to artifically tried to move the market through mechanisms that have not been on track with true market conditions. i think energy is the prime example of that. i come from a very expensive energy state, california. very expensive state all together. many would say the legislature in california doesn't do a whole lot of things right. but i'm fearing that washington has been going more or less sacramento would be a huge mistake. 435 members of the house of representatives and the members of the senate, we can do it all and we should do it all. >> i think the markets the american people need confidence. i think changes need to be made that will grow the economy. i think romney represents a pro-growth economy. if you don't get that confidence out of
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. there is a great interest on commerce, freedom of navigation, and it is just good for the united states to get back to the pacific. we will be a part of it. i am excited for that. >> let me ask you a couple of follow-up questions. you mentioned megacities and there is some work going on here at the a bennett council on long-range trends. shows the urbanization trends we have seen are going to its telerate. we're talking about 60% of the world's population in cities by 2030. 70% by two dozen 40. -- buy 2040. -- by 2040. the future of the world will be in the cities. for good or not. while still paying attention to some of the near-term training priorities your focus on. >> if you take a look of the population growth, and the talk about 15 to 28. the truth is over 75% of the world's largest cities are within about 100 kilometers, 62 miles from the coast line. the map that around world, all round europe. -- if you map that all run the world, all round asia, you would see the bulk of the population is centered along. that makes a naval forces, and i am prejudiced here, and ust marie de tocqueville, but
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Sep 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
has prepared. followed by a charlotte chamber of commerce president, bob morgan. washington journal, 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. the political playbook profits facers a conversation -- features a conversation with the lorraine jarraett. she system with politico's mike allen. that is starting at 7:55 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> gavel-to-gavel coverage of the democratic convention starts tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. eastern. every minute, every speech allied on television and on- line. speakers include first lady obama and gillian castro. wednesday, elizabeth warren and former president bill clinton. thursday, vice president joe biden and president barack obama. >> this november, the torch will be passed again to a new generation of americans. with barack obama and for you and for me, our country will be committed to its cause. the work begins anew. the hope rises again. the dream lives on. >> i am from vermont. i support a visionary-inclusive america. looking forward rather than looking back. >> i support president obama for reelection because i believe we all need to reelect -- reinvest for h
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Sep 13, 2012 1:00am EDT
at the embassy, people who keep the commercial commerce office open, the people doing the wonderful work with n.g.'s to show them how to work, to build a free and new kind of society and also to the foreign nationals who work in you are embassy. so we think about you. i say to the leadership of those countries again, call for calm, call for tolerance. but i say to my colleagues here, we've got to call for calm and tolerance right in this institution. we've got to really support our men and women in the state department, our men and women in the military, all who serve overseas are representatives of united states of america, whether you are the peace corps or the marine cor, whether you are the foreign service or the commercial service or whatever, you're in the service of the united states of america, promoting o values trying to help promote democracy and also trying to have economic and strategic cooperation. i thank our foreign service staff, many of them live in maryland. but that's not the point. they live in the united states of america. and so i s to all when you point your finger and s
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Sep 21, 2012 10:30pm EDT
to be a responsible partner in the world of trade and commerce, they have to understand they cannot take away jobs on an unfair basis. >> investing in companies that uprooted from here and went to china. you cannot stand up to china when all you have done is send them our jobs. >> watch and engage with c-span as the campaign to toward the elections. foreign policy will be the debate of -- will be the focus of debate no. 3. audience members will get a chance to ask questions on tuesday the 16th. the final debate on foreign policy will take place the 22nd. watch the vice president debate october 11. >> maxine waters was cleared of ethics by listen charges today. her chief of staff, who is also her grandson, still faces an inquiry. they determined there was no evidence that representative waters pressured the treasury department to give a bailout to the united -- the minority on the bank. the committee findings concludes a two-year investigation and is one hour 40 minutes. >> first included allegations of the investigation and the 111th congress violated represent of waters due process rights. they u
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Sep 28, 2012 2:00pm EDT
, free guns for a bad guys, the commerce department. this is again on mitt romney. soloed twister? and he is losing it. superpac's make me crazy. i love the first amendment. i love free expression and democracy. but each candidate could spend over $1 billion each, a $2 billion campaign. i wish someone would come up with a model -- people united, citizens united, we have to find a middle ground here. is money speech? is a corporation a person? this is an example of a bad cartoon. it is the truth. it is the fast and furious case. we gave dunnes to bad guys. -- they gave guns to bad guys and lost track of them. and there were killed to kill an american officer. it is the non-smoking gun. this says we are spending more than we are taking in. and? and the reaction to what is happening in syria. assad is there, and our friends russian and china. and the president says president putin -- and he says not a good time. and the chinese, saying some people have no respect for a true artist. and here is the president and a baby bull. forward to november so i can tax you into stake. -- into steak. gidd
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